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Aviation Museums within the USA (grouped by state)

These listings are grouped by states and in alphabetical order—a two letter post office abbreviation is used for the state in the address. There are quite a few military bases that have excellent aviation displays and, since they require either a military ID or an escort, so I have not included these.

Last updated January 2017: the USA is a large country with much in the way of aviation history—200+ museums with three newly opened museums this year—yet the states of  West Virginia and Mississippi each lack even a single dedicated aviation museum, though each has a museum in part dedicated to aviation.

Mr. Patrick Carry maintains the museum list at Warbird Alley and shared the many updates he has diligently found verifying links several times per year.

Museums that are on ships or where ships are present are listed in this color (5 aircraft carriers and 2 battleships).

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Alabama (5)

Battleship Memorial Park—USS Alabama 2703 Battleship Parkway, Mobile, AL 36602 (there is a sizable air park there, as well the WW II battleship USS Alabama and the WW II submarine USS Drum)

Southern Museum of Flight 4343 73rd St N, Birmingham, AL 35206

U.S. Army Aviation Museum* Fort Rucker, AL 36330 (near Daleville)

U.S. Space & Rocket Center 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL 35805 (has an SR-71)

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 2060 Airport Road SW # A Huntsville, AL 35801


Alaska (3)

Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum 4721 Aircraft Dr, Lake Hood, Anchorage, AK 99502

Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry 3800 W Museum Dr, Wasilla, AK 99687

Pioneer Air Museum 2300 Airport Way, Fairbanks, AK 99707


Arizona (5)

Arizona Military Museum Papago Park Military Reservation, 5636 E McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Lauridsen Aviation Museum Buckeye (northern portion of the airport)

Pima Air & Space Museum 6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Planes of Fame Aviation Museum—Valle AZ 755 Mustang Way, Valle-Williams, AZ 86046

Titan Missile Museum 1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Sahuarita AZ (see a Titan II missile from within its silo as well as its launch control center)


Arkansas (3)

Arkansas Air & Military Museum 4290 S School St, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (merged with the Ozark Military Museum)

Aviation Cadet Museum 39 County Road 2073  Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Jacksonville Museum of Military History 100 Veteran’s Circle, Jacksonville AR 72076

Ozark Military Museum 4360 S School Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701 (several aircraft as well as other military vehicles) (merged with Arkansas Air Museum to form the Arkansas Air & Military Museum)


California (31)

Aerospace Museum of California 3200 Freedom Park Dr, McClellan, CA 95652

Alameda Naval Air Museum* Alameda Point, 2151 Ferry Point, Alameda, CA 94501

Blackbird Airpark Avenue P and 25th St East, Palmdale, CA 93550

California Science Center* Exposition Park, 39th Street & Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90037 (several aircraft both inside and outside including the rare A-12 “Titanium Goose”)

Castle Air Museum* 5050 Santa Fe Drive, Atwater, CA 95301

Classic Rotors Museum Hangar G – Ramona Airport, 2898 Montecito Rd, Ramona, CA 92065

Edwards Air Force Base Air Park (no web site) — 0.15 miles from the gate on Rosamond Blvd, about 9.8 miles east of Rosamond, CA on Rosamond Blvd (6 or 7 static aircraft)

Estrella Warbird Museum 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation & Aviation Museum T-4203 Anderson Avenue, San Diego, CA 92145 (entry is from Miramar Ave and has dozens of aircraft)

Hiller Aviation Museum* 601 Skyway Road, San Carlos, CA 94070

Joe Davis Heritage Air Park 2001 E Ave P, Palmdale, CA 93352

Lyon Air Museum 19300 Ike Jones Road, Santa Ana, CA 92707

March Field Air Museum 22550 Van Buren, Riverside, CA, 92518

Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum CLOSED (no web site) Gen  William J Fox Airport, Lancaster, CA

Moffett Field Museum* (on Hwy 101 near Sunnyvale CA — look for Moffett Field)

Oakland Aviation Museum* Oakland International Airport, 8252 Earhart Road, Bldg 621, Oakland, CA 94621

Pacific Coast Air Museum 2230 Becker Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Palm Springs Air Museum 745 N Gene Autry Trail, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Planes of Fame Air Museum — Chino CA 7000 Merrill Ave #17, Chino, CA 91710

Point Magu Naval Air Station Air Park Naval Air Rd and Wood Rd (Wood Rd exit on the Pacific Coast Hwy for Point Magu NAS which is south of Oxnard CA)

Ronald Reagan Presidential Library 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065  — Air Force 1 (C-137 aka Boeing 707) and Marine 1 (VH-3 Sea King)

San Diego Air & Space Museum 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101

San Francisco Airport Museum & Library* (San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A Turpen Aviation Museum or SFO Museum & Library) International Terminal near the “A” Gates but in the open unsecured area, San Francisco International Airport, South San Franciso CA

Santa Maria Museum of Flight northern end of Airpark Dr at the Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria CA

Santa Monica Museum of Flying 3100 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Travis Air Museum Building 80, 461 Burgan Blvd, Travis Air Force Base, CA 94535

U.S. Naval Museum of Armament & Technology near Ridgecrest CA (email or call 760-939-3530 for guest pass information, as it is located within a military installation — there are no aircraft, per se, but it is a thorough museum and almost all the exhibits relate to aviation)

USS Hornet Museum Pier 3, 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501 (you will not be able to miss the aircraft carrier USS Hornet)

USS Midway Museum 910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (alongside Navy Pier and it would be hard to miss seeing the USS Midway)

Vietnam Helicopters Museum Concord CA (Buchanan Field—KCCR) / the museum which comes to you with flying restored Vietnam War service helicopters for education and Vietnam veterans

Western Museum of Flight Red Baron #3, 3315 Airport Dr, Torrance, CA 90505

Wings of History Air Museum adjacent to the South County Airport, 12777 Murphy Avenue, San Martin, CA


Colorado (5)

National Museum of WW II Aviation Museum (to be built soon) The Museum site is in Colorado Springs, adjacent to the shared runways of the Colorado Springs Airport and Peterson Air Force Base, CO

Peterson Air & Space Museum 150 E Ent Ave, Peterson Air Force Base, CO 80914 — just east of Colorado Springs (note the link for visiting without a military ID)

Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum 31001 Magnuson Ave, Pueblo, CO 81001

U.S. Air Force Academy enter at the South Gate from Exit 150 from I-25  or the North Gate from Exit 156B from I-25 — both exits are just north of Colorado Springs, CO (many statics on the base grounds, inquire at the gate)

Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum 7711 E Academy Blvd, Denver, CO 80230


Connecticut (1)

New England Air Museum Bradley International Airport, 36 Perimiter Rd, Windsor Locks, CT  06096


Delaware (1)

Airmobility Command Museum 1301 Heritage Rd, Dover Air Force Base, DE 19902


Florida (17)

Air Force Armament Museum* 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 (perhaps contrary to the title there are dozens of aircraft on display)

Air Force Space & Missile Museum Caper Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, FL

Armed Forces Military Museum 2050 34th Way North, Largo 33771 (a growing museum which obtained a MiG 21 on 17 Dec 2010)

Camp Blanding Museum and Memorial Park* Camp Blanding Main Gate, from U.S. Hwy 301 in Starke FL go east on SR 16 (E Brownlee St) for 8 miles — both the museum and air park lie outside the main gate

DeLand Naval Air Station Museum* 910 Biscayne Blvd, DeLand, FL 32724

EAA Chapter 1241 Air Museum*, north end of Marathon Airport, Marathon

Fantasy of Flight* (closed to the public now but open for private events) 1400 Broadway Blvd SE, Polk City, FL 33868

Florida Air Museum* 4175 Medulla Road, Lakeland, FL 33811

Historical Flight Foundation* (not built yet as a museum but have a restored DC-7B that is a flying exhibition, also have several aircraft pending for acceptance in the HFF)

Kennedy Space Center between Range Rd and East Ave SW, Orsino FL (rockets, a Space Shuttle mock up and soon STS Atlantis)

Kissimmee Air Museum* Kissimmee Gateway Airport, 233 N Hoagland Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Miami Springs Historical Museum* (no web site) TEMPORARILY CLOSED (no web site) formerly at 26 Westward Dr, Miami Springs, FL 33166 but will be relocated—a small but rich museum. There are no aircraft, but the museum encompasses the unique history of the town including the life of Glenn Curtiss who had retired there. Indeed he was instrumental in developing the town with its Revival Pueblo Mission style. A rare seat from a Curtiss Condor is on exhibit. Call for the hours at 305-884-4406 or 305-888-4849.

NAS Fort Lauderdale Museum* on SW 34th Street on the west side of the Ft. Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport, Ft. Lauderdale FL (a sign says open Monday through Thursday from 11am until 3pm — the upkeep is new though I have never seen it open during the stated operating hours). Oct 2010 — the museum contacted me an assures me that renovations are well under way, their web site is now operating and they plan to open to the public soon but appointments to visit can be made.

National Naval Aviation Museum* (west gate of the Pensacola Naval Air Base near Pensacola FL)

National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum* 3300 N Hwy A1A, Ft. Pierce, FL  34949 (has a UH-1B and Apollo command module recovery training simulators)

St. Petersburg Museum of History* 335 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701 (replica of the Benoist airboat that Tony Jannus flew in the world’s first airline operation)

Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum* 6600 Tico Rd, Titusville, FL 32780

Wings of Dreams Aviation Museum — Keystone Heights Airpark Keystone Heights Airport, 7100 Airport Road, Starke, FL 32091 (check web site for contact information to get phone numbers for calling about visitation hours)

Wings Over Miami Air Museum* 14710 SW 128th St, Miami, FL 33186


Georgia (5)

Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum Bldg. B, Dept. 914, 1060 Delta Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30354 (Curtiss-Wright 6B Sedan, DC-3, L-1011 prototype in three display sections, B-767)

Georgia Veterans Memorial Park (no web site) west of Cordele GA on US 280 9 miles west of I-75 exit 101 (B-29, FJ-4B, F-84F, UH-1 and T-33)

Marietta Museum of History Air Wing South Cobb Dr SE and Atlanta Rd SE, Marietta GA

Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum 175 Bourne Ave, Pooler, GA 31322

Museum of Aviation Highway 247 & Russell Parkway, Warner Robins, GA 31099


Hawaii (2)

Naval Air Museum Barbers Point Building 1792 Midway St (between Franklin Ave and Lexington St), Kalaeloa Airport, Kapolei (suburb to Honolulu)

Pacific Aviation Museum Hangar 37 and Hangar 79, 319 Lexington Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96818 (also take the opportunity to see the USS Arizona Memorial nearby)


Idaho (3)

Bird Aviation Museum & Invention Center at the end of Big Bird Ranch Rd from Sagle Rd, near Sandpoint Idaho

Legacy Flight Museum 400 Airport Rd, Rexburg ID

Warhawk Air Museum 201 Municipal Dr, Nampa, ID 83687


Illinois (7)

Battle of Midway Memorial (no web site) entrance to Concourse “A”, Midway International Airport, Chicago, IL (somewhat rare Douglas SBD Dauntless suspended from the ceiling)

Cernan Earth & Space Center 2000 North 5th Avenue River Grove, IL 60171

Glenview Hanger One Museum 2040 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum 2300 Vector Dr, Cahokia, IL 62206

Museum of Science & Industry — Chicago* 57th Street and Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637 (rare Ju-87 and Spitfire)

Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum CLOSED DECEMBER 2015 1011 Pacesetter Dr, Rantoul, IL 61866

Prairie Aviation Museum 2929 East Empire St, Bloomington, IL 61704

Russell Military Museum 43363 Old Highway 41, Russell, IL 60075 (if using a GPS mapping aid check to see that the destination will be just south of the border with Wisconsin — if the zip code does not work use Zion IL)


Indiana (6)

Atterbury-Bakalar Museum 4742 Ray Boll Boulevard,  Columbus

Freeman Army Air Field Museum 1035 A Ave, Seymour, IN 47274

Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum Fort Wayne International Airport, Ft. Wayne, IN (on the secured side of the Lt. Paul Baer Terminal so this is only for ticketed passengers — artifacts of old Baer Field and three famous aviators of the area)

Grissom Air Museum (at Grissom Air Force Base — U.S. Hwy 31 between Kokomo and Peru in Indiana) IA

Hoosier Air Museum 2822 County Road 62, Auburn, IN 46706

Indiana Aviation Museum Porter County Municipal Airport 4601 Murvihill Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383 Closed as of November 2010 — Closure was due to costs — the owner of the aircraft collection, Jim Read, said he was selling due to the costs of operating his aircraft. He also said the warbirds (a P-51, an F4U and an A-37) sold quickly as it is a hot market for warbirds in spite of their costs.

Lawrence D Bell Aircraft Museum S Oak St and Jefferson St, Mentone, IN 46539

Ropkey Armor Museum 5649 E. 150 North, Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (3 aircraft on exhibit as well as the armor)


Iowa (3)

Iowa Aviation Museum 2251 Airport Rd, Greenfield, Iowa  50849

Monona County Veterans Memorial (no web site) 203 12th Street Onawa, IA 51040

Warner Museum of Aviation and Transportation (no web site) 2600 Expedition Court, Souix City, IA 2008


Kansas (6)

Combat Air Museum Hangars 602-604, J Street, Forbes Field, Topeka, KS 66619

Kansas Aviation Museum 3350 South George Washington Blvd, Wichita, KS 67210

Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center 1100 N Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501 (SR-71 on display)

Kansas Museum of Military History Hwy 77 just south of W 2nd Ave, Augusta KS

Mid America Air Museum at Liberal Kansas 2000 W 2nd St, Liberal, KS 67901

Wings Over Salina Air Museum yet to be built but items are currently displayed in the south lobby of the M.J. Kennedy Air Terminal Building, Salina Municipal Airport, Salina, KS


Kentucky (2)

Aviation Heritage Park intersection of 3 Springs Rd and Smallhouse Rd,  Bowling Green, KY (F-4, an F9F under restoration, trying to acquire a T-38)

Aviation Museum of Kentucky 4316 Hanger Dr, Lexington KY 40510


Louisiana (5)

Aviation Historical Museum of LA – Monroe Louisiana 701 Kansas Ln, Monroe, LA 71203

Barksdale Global Power Museum north gate of Barksdale Air Force Base, LA (exit 22 of I-20 Airline Dr to North Gate Rd)

Jackson Barracks Military Museum 6400 St. Claude Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70146 (over a dozen military aircraft)

National WW II Museum 945 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130 (main entrance on Andrew Higgins between Camp St and Magazine St) — C-47 Skytrain, Supermarine Spitfire, SBD Dauntless and Hispano HA-1112 (license built Bf-109 with Merlin engine)

Wedell-Williams Memorial Aviation Museum (no web site) 118 Cotten Rd, Patterson, LA 70392


Maine (2)

Maine Air Museum 98 Maine Ave., Bangor, ME

Owls Head Transportation Museum 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854 (over two dozen aircraft from 1804 through 1946 and more)


Maryland (7)

College Park Aviation Museum 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park, MD 20740

Fort George C Meade Museum 4674 Griffin Avenue Fort Meade, MD 20755

Glenn L Martin Maryland Aviation Museum 701 Wilson Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220

Hagerstown Aviation Museum14235 Oak Springs Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Massey Aerodrome Living History Museum 33541 Maryland Line Rd, Massey, MD 21650

National Vigilance Park (at the National Cryptologic Museum, SE corner of the Patuxent Freeway and Gladys Noon Spellman Pkwy along Colony Rd) Fort Meade, MD

Patuxent River Naval Air Museum 22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park, MD 20653


Massachusetts (2)

Battleship Cove 5 Water St, Fall River, MA 02721-1540 — has the battleship USS Massachusetts, destroyer USS Joseph Kennedy Jr., submarine USS Lionfish, cruiser USS Fall River and more, plus five aircraft ( e.g., T-28, UH-1, and patrol helicopter drone)

Massachusettes Air and Space Museum P.O. Box 383, Bedford, MA 01730 (in the development process—not yet open and no ETA)


Michigan (6)

AirZoo 6151 Portage Road, Portage, MI 49002

Henry Ford Museum 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124 (several aircraft and the Wright Brothers Bicycle Shop from Dayton OH)

K I Sawyer Heritage Air Museum K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base (near Gwinn MI — do not know if a military ID is required but possibly not since it is a museum)

Selfridge Military Air Museum 127 WG/MU, Selfridge Air National Guard (ANG) Base, MI 48045 (near Harrison MI, enter the base through the gate off of William P Rosso Hwy)

Tuskegee Airmen National Historical Museum 6325 West Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48209

Wurtsmith Division Yankee Air Force 3961 E Airport Dr Oscoda, MI 48750 (a few aircraft, B-52 armament training panel and a Norden bombsight which can be touched)

Yankee Air Museum (hangar has been rebuilt) 2800 Tyler Rd, Ypsilanti, MI 48198


Minnesota (1)

Minnesota Air National Guard Museum 631 Minuteman Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55111 (about 20 aircraft and more)


Mississippi (1¾)

Key Field Airport Terminal (no web site) Meridian MS (display to the Key Brothers record setting first modern aerial refueling)

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Building 850, Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center west of Hattiesburg (has a few aircraft)

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 920 Hillcrest Drive Laurel, MS 39440 (WW I era Demoiselle)


Missouri (5)

Airline History Museum 201 NW Lou Holland Dr, Kansas City, MO 64116

Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum 3127 Creve Coeur Mill Rd, Maryland Heights, MO  63146

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (no web site) replica of the Spirit of St. Louis Ryan NHP aircraft flown by Charles Lindbergh in the first solo flight between New York City and Paris France, across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, St. Louis, MO

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 1250 West 76 Country Boulevard, Branson, MO 65616

Ozark’s Air & Military Museum 2305 East Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803


Montana (1)

Malmstrom Museum no military ID required but must go to the North Gate, 10th Ave N and River Dr N, Great Falls, MT (eight aircraft)


Nebraska (1)

Strategic Air & Space Museum 28210 W Park Highway, Ashland, NE 68003


Nevada (1)

Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum (no web site) McCarran International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada 89119 (distributed thoughout the airport and centered in Terminal 1)


New Hampshire (1)

Aviation Museum of New Hampshire 13 East Perimeter Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053 (small but in a restored 1937 art deco design control tower building, just south of Kelly Ave and South Perimeter Rd)


New Jersey (6)

Air Victory Museum 68 Stacy Haines Road, Lumberton, NJ 08048

Aviation Hall of Fame New Jersey 400 Fred Wehran Drive, Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, NJ 07608

Millville Army Airfield Museum Millville Airport, 1 Leddon St, Millville, NJ 08332

Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum 500 Forrestal Rd, Cape May Airport, NJ 08242

Navy Lakehurst Historical Society Lakehurst NJ (visit the web site, it’s a miltary facility that can be seen but reservations must be made in advance, and there are conditions — the base of many large airships there is much on the way of artifacts at the museum)

New Jersey Museum Submarine Memorial Assoc Bridge St and River St, Hackensack NJ


New Mexico (5)

National Museum of Nuclear Science & History 602 Eubank Blvd SE (at Southern Blvd), Albuquerque, NM 87123 (several aircraft in an air park)

New Mexico Museum of Space History top of Highway 2001, Alamogordo, NM 88310

War Eagles Air Museum 8012 Airport Rd, Santa Teresa, NM  88008

Walker Aviation Museum 1 Jerry Smith Drive, Roswell, NM 88203

White Sands Missile Range Museum (missiles and aircraft) White Sands, NM


New York (13)

American Airpower Museum 1230 New Highway, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Cradle of Aviation Museum* 8 Charles Lindbergh Blvd, Garden City, NY11530

Empire State Aerosciences Museum 250 Rudy Chase Dr, Glenville, NY 12302

Glenn H Curtiss Museum 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840

Grumman Memorial Park Middle Country Rd (RT 25) and New York RT 25A, Calverton, NY

H.A.R.P. Historic Aircraft Restoration Project* National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Floyd Bennett Field – Hangar B, Brooklyn, NY 11234-7097 (Park entrance is just north of the Marine Pkwy Bridge at Flatbush Ave and Aviation Rd and follow the signs — look carefully but you cannot get lost — or you could read my post for directions)

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum* (Pier 86 Manhattan in New York City, NY — 12th Ave and 46th St — it is the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid)

Ira G Ross Aerospace Museum (fomerly the Niagara Aerospace Museum) HSBC Arena (west side and behind the Sabres store), 1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14203

National Soaring Museum 51 Soaring Hill Drive Elmira, NY 14903

National Warplane Museum 3489 Big Tree Lane, Geneseo 14454 (at the Geneseo Airport)

New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street New York, NY 11368 (rocket garden)

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome 9 Norton Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571 (weekend airshows or WW I and earlier aircraft sometime in June through sometime in October)

Wings of Eagles 17 Aviation Dr, Horseheads, NY 14845


North Carolina (7)

82nd Airborne Division and War Memorial Museum* Ardennes Road, Fort Bragg, NC 28307

Airborne and Special Operations Museum 100 Bragg Blvd, Fayetteville, NC 28301

Carolinas Aviation Museum* formerly at 4108 Minuteman Way, Charlotte, NC 28208 but now in a new facility at 4672 First Flight Dr, Charlotte, NC 28208

General William C Lee Airborne Museum 209 West Divine Street Dunn, NC 28334

Hickory Aviation Museum* (go to Hickory Regional Airport at Hickory, NC 28601 and follow the signs)

North Carolina Aviation Museum and Hall of Fame 2222 Pilots View Rd # G, Asheboro, NC 27205

Pope Air Park* (no web site) Hurst Dr and Reilly Dr, Pope Air Base, Fayetteville, NC (military ID now required for entry)


North Dakota (2)

Dakota Territory Air Museum 100 34 Ave  Minot, ND 58701

Fargo Air Museum 1609 19th Ave N, Fargo, ND 58102


Ohio (7)

Champaign Aviation Museum 1652 North Main Street, Urbana, OH 43078

Cinncinati Aviation Heritage Society & Museum 262 Wilmer Ave–Room 26, Cinncinati, OH 45226

Liberty Aviation Museum 3515 East State Road, Port Clinton, OH 43452

Military Aircraft Preservation Society (MAPS)  2260 International Pkwy, North Canton, OH 44720

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force* 1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433

Neil Armstrong Air & Space Museum on Apollo Dr just north of its intersection with Bellefontaine St in Wapakoneta OH (has one of two F5D Skylancers)

Tri-State Warbird Museum 4021 Borman Dr, Batavia OH 45103 — on the eastern side of Cinncinati near the Clermont County Airport


Oklahoma (1)

Stafford Air & Space Museum 3000 E Logan Rd, Weatherford, OK 73096


Oregon (8)

Classic Aircraft Museum 3005 NE Cornell Road, Hillsboro, OR  97125

Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum* 500 NE Capt Michael King Smith Way, McMinnville, OR 97128

Merle Maine’s Warbirds at the Ontario Municipal Airport in Ontario OR  (several aircraft including one of only two F5D Skylancers and an F11F Tigercat)

Oregon Air & Space Museum 90377 Boeing Drive, Eugene, OR 97402

Oregon Military Museum in Camp Withyombe just southeast of Clackamas Town Center, Clackamas

Pendleton Air Museum Pendelton Municipal Airport, the end of NW 56th Dr, Pendleton, OR 97801

Tillamook Air Museum* (2 miles south of Tillamook on Pacific Coast Hwy 101. Turn off the highway to the east at a flashing light where an A-4 is pole mounted) OR

Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum 1600 Air Museum Road, Hood River, OR 97031


Pennsylvania (5)

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center* 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380

Air Heritage Inc. (Museum and Aircraft Restoration Facility) 35 Piper Street, Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum* 1155 Easton Road, Horsham, PA 19044

Mid-Atlantic Air Museum 11 Museum Dr, Reading PA 19605 (many aircraft, notably restoration of a P-61)

Piper Aviation Museum One Piper Way, Lock Haven PA 17745


Rhode Island (0)

Quonset Hut Aviation Museum, The CLOSED 488 Eccleston Ave, N Kingstown, RI 02852


South Carolina (1)

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum 40 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (you cannot miss the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown)


South Dakota (1)

South Dakota Air & Space Museum Ellsworth Air Force Base near Box Elder SD (no military ID required)


Tennessee (2)

Beechcraft Heritage Museum 570 Old Shelbyville Hwy, Tullahoma, TN 37388

Tennessee Museum of Aviation 135 Air Museum Way, Sevierville, TN  37862


Texas (23)

1940 Air Terminal Museum 8325 Travelair St, Houston, TX 77061

American Airlines CR Smith Museum* 4601 Texas Highway 360 at FAA Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155

Cavanaugh Flight Museum* 4572 Claire Chennault, Addison, TX 75001

Cold War Air Museum, 850 Ferris Rd, Lancaster TX 75146

Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum Hangar One Fox Stephens Field, Gilmer, TX 75644

Fort Worth Aviation Museum* 3300 Ross Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76106 (about ½-mile south of the Vintage Flying Museum and has 17 aircraft, a display to Forward Air Controllers, an exhibit devoted to the B-36 and a section on the OV-10 Bronco

Freedom Museum 600 N. Hobart, Pampa, TX 790656 (B-25 and a UH-1)

Frontiers of Flight Museum* 6911 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75209

Hangar 25 Museum on Apron Dr, Big Spring, TX (eastern side of McMahon Wrinkle Airport)

Historic Aviation Memorial Museum (on the grounds of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport), Tyler, TX

Lonestar Flight Museum 2002 Terminal Dr, Galveston, TX 77554

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (B-25, SBD and F6F)

National WASP World War II Museum in the Sweetwater Texas airport, 210 Avenger Field Rd, Sweetwater, TX 79556

No. 1 British Training Flying School Museum 119 Silent Wings Boulevard Terrell, TX 75160

Pate Museum of Transportationunfortunately, permanently closed in 2010 — 18501 Hwy 377 S, Fort Worth, TX 76101 (C-119, HU-16 and F-101)

Perrin AFB Museum 575 Airport Drive Denison, TX 75020

Silent Wings Museum Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, 6202 N I-27, Lubbock, TX 79403

Texas Air Museum, The 12102 FM 400 , Slaton, TX 79364

Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field 1234 99th St, San Antonio, TX 78214

Texas Forces Military Museum 2200 West 35th Street Austin, TX 78703

U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery Museum (no web site) Fort Bliss, TX

USS Lexington Museum on the Bay 2914 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78403 (the aircraft carrier USS Lexington is too big to miss)

Vintage Flying Museum* Hangar 33 South, 505 NW 38th St, Fort Worth, TX 76106

West Texas Air Museum (no web site) 1345 Air Coupe , El Paso, TX 79928, 79928


Utah (4)

ATK-Thiokol Rocket Garden (no web site) west of Brigham City on Road 83

Hill Aerospace Museum (NW corner of Hill Air Force Base, about 5 miles south of Ogden UT)

Historic Wendover Airfield Airport Way and 2nd St, Wendover, UT — the museum web site is here (this is an exciting place to see as it is a work in progress but is the best preserved WW II training airfield in existence) — this was the final training base for Operation Silveplate, a very involved operation with many aircraft, for the modifications to the B-29s designated for delivering the first atomic weapons, as well as training for B-17 and B-24 bomber crews deploying to Europe (the film Con Air was also filmed here).

Southern Utah Air Museum (no web site) 400 W Telegraph Rd, Washington, UT 84780


Vermont (1)

Vermont Veteran’s Militia Military Museum 789 Vermont National Guard Rd, Colchester


Virginia (8)

Air Power Park 413 W Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23666

Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457

National Air & Space Museum Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center* 14390 Air & Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151

National Museum of the U.S. Marine Corps 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA 22172 (several aircraft)

U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum Fort Lee VA (check website for latest gate entry procedures)

U.S. Army Transportation Museum on Washington Blvd, Fort Eustis, VA (about 10 miles south of Williamsburg)

U.S. Army Women’s Museum in Ft. Lee, 2100 Ave. A, Fort Lee, VA 23801 (WACs Museum absorbed into this one)

Virginia Aviation Museum CLOSED 5701 Huntsman Rd, Richmond, VA 23250


Washington (14)

Future of Flight 8415 Paine Field Blvd, Mukilteo, WA

Flying Heritage Collection Paine Field, 3407 109th St SW, Everett, WA 98204

Historic Flight at Kilo-6 10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275

Heritage Flight Museum 4165 Mitchell Way, Bellingham WA 98226

Honor Point Military and Aerospace Museum near Spokane International Airport, 6095 E. Rutter Road, Spokane, WA 99212—this is a museum in the making, check out the web site and get involved in something important and new!

McAllister Museum of Aviation 2008 S. 16th Ave., Yakima, WA 98903

McChord Air Museum* Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, WA 98438

Museum of Flight* 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108

North Cascades Vintage Aircraft Museum 7879 South Superior Ave., Concrete WA 98237

Olympic Flight Museum 7637-A Old Highway 99 SE, Olympia, WA 98501

PBY–Naval Air Museum 270 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Pearson Air Museum 1115 E 5th, Vancouver, WA 98661

Port Townsend Aero Museum Jefferson County International Airport, 105 Airport Road, Port Townsend, WA

Veteran’s Memorial Museum 100 Southwest Veterans Way, Chehalis, WA 98532


Washington D.C. (3)

National Air & Space Museum on the National Mall* 6th and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560

National Postal Museum* (another Smithsonian museum) across from Union Station in Washington DC, 2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC 20013 — aside from great exhibits about mail and its delivery, including a stagecoach, there are three aircraft on display: a Wiseman-Cooke, a deHavilland DH-4 and a Stinson Reliant.

Ronald Reagan National Airport Historic Lobby 7 Exhibition Hall (no web site) Ronald Reagan International Airport, Washington, D.C.


West Virginia (½)

West Virginia Terminal Museum (no web site but can see some photos here) Wheeling WV — unsure of exact location but assume the Wheeling Ohio County Airpor


Wisconsin (4)

EAA Museum adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport at 3000 Poberezny Road, Oshkosh, WI 54902

Aviation Heritage Center of Wisconsin (adjacent to the Sheboygan County Memorial Airport) N6191 Resource Dr, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Richard I Bong Veteran Historical Museum 305 Harbor View Parkway, Superior, WI 54880 (P-38 restored as Marge)

Southeastern Wisconsin Aviation Museum 3333 N Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI 53404


Wyoming (1)

Museum of Flight and Aerial Firefighting South Big Horn County Airport, Greybull WY (several aircraft, many of WW II vintage) a short distance west of Greybull on U.S. Hwy 16.

21 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason permalink
    26 September 2010 14:06

    For Wisconsin you might also want to include:

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      26 September 2010 16:07

      Thanks Jason — I will add the museum to the list!


  2. Isaac permalink
    26 October 2010 02:21

    For Oregon

    Classic Aircraft Museum
    3005 NE Cornell Road
    Hillsboro, OR 97125

    Pendleton Air Museum
    PO BOX 639
    Pendleton, OR 97801

    For Washington State.

    Armed Forces & Aerospace Museum
    P.O. Box 19459
    Spokane, WA 99219

    Future of Flight
    8415 Paine Field Blvd
    Mukilteo, WA 98275

    Historic Flight at Kilo-6
    10719 Bernie Webber Drive
    Mukilteo, WA 98275

    McChord Air Museum
    P.O. Box 4205
    JBLM-McChord Field, WA 98438

    Port Townsend Aero Museum
    105 Airport Road
    Jefferson County International Airport
    Port Townsend, WA

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      26 October 2010 10:34


      Thanks — this is a significant contribution 🙂 I’ll edit the lists within a few days so that these are included and update my perosnal map, as well.


  3. NotAgain permalink
    5 August 2011 15:18

    “yet the states of West Virginia and Mississippi each lack even a single aviation museum”

    Check out the John C. Stennis space center in Mississippi. There’s rockets, rocket engines, a shuttle mock-up, and a Learjet on display, among other things.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      5 August 2011 17:10

      Cool. I’ll amend the list in a few days 🙂

  4. 2 August 2014 23:02

    The new web URL for Glenn L Martin Maryland Aviation Museum is

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      3 August 2014 01:10

      Thanks — this is a great help. I’ll edit the entry this weekend. Joe

  5. Penny permalink
    12 April 2015 10:58

    Thanks for this great list !
    My husband and I plan to use your list in our plans for travel from Massachusetts to Oshkosh, WI in July where it’s fun to not only see the museum, but the great annual event, AirVenture (, where thousands of aircraft fly in. Check out the Warbirds section (especially the tribute to WWII with B-29, Lancaster, and more), antique planes, etc.
    So we’ll use you list to stop at additional museums on the way to & from Oshkosh.
    I do see one typo in your list — Massachusetts is misspelled for the Air and Space Museum which we’re also looking forward to visiting once it’s finished. (and we’ve joined to support it’s creation).
    btw — The National Museum of the US Air Force has a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ — (< schedule at this link) — My husband and I have been to this wonderful museum years ago, but didn't know about this tour until this year – we've already booked the limited attendance Behind the Scenes Tour.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      13 April 2015 10:30

      So glad this list was a help for you 🙂 So many museums and so little time!

      Thanks for pointing out the typo and I agree that I should amend the National USAF Museum listing so indicate the behind the scenes tours. I went on the one for the restoration hangar and enjoyed the insights there immensely. Just down the way, a few miles, from the museum is the Haynes Prairie site where the Wright Brothers did much of their test flying. It is beautiful as well as bucolic there. Type the name into the search window to get the information.

  6. 11 May 2015 15:40

    Great site!
    Please consider and add our museum (A flying and educational museum) in Concord, CA

    Thanks Joe!

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      12 May 2015 09:44

      Of course! I’ll edit the page on the weekend and gladly 🙂

  7. Steve Payne permalink
    17 July 2015 09:31

    Pope Air Park (Hurst Dr and Reilly Dr, Fayetteville, NC)
    Due to DoD security changes, this location now requires a military ID to view in person. Using GOOOGLE maps in satellite mode with pictures toggled, the address can take you to the site for a view of the A/C – C-130 / C-123 / C-119 / C-47

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      18 July 2015 02:48

      Hi Steve. Thanks for this news. I’ll amend the posts. Joe

  8. Roger Peterson permalink
    14 October 2015 14:08

    FYI, Chanute Air Museum is closing in December, 2015.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      14 October 2015 18:45

      Sad news but thanks for it — I’ll update the museum lists.

  9. 14 April 2016 14:10

    Heritage Flight Museum in WA moved south to Burlington .

  10. Andrew permalink
    28 April 2016 00:46

    Don’t leave off Erickson Aircraft Collection in Madras, Oregon:

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      29 April 2016 08:28

      Thanks! Will edit this weekend 🙂


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